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Kejriwal to meet 'first members' of his party, says name may be announced

CNN-IBN
Apr 05, 2013 at 03:26pm IST

New Delhi: All eyes will be on anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday as he and 300 of his colleagues get set to meet in the capital to finalise the details regarding their political party, an announcement regarding which is expected latest by Monday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kejriwal said that the members would decide the name of the political party, about which an announcement may be expected on the day itself, the party's 'national executive' that will have 30 members and the Constitution for the party.

He said that the people who meet on Saturday would be the first members of the political party. He added that the party will have no high command. "Through your channel, I would like to invite everyone as it is people's party, it is aam aadmi's party," Kejriwal said. "The name (of the party) will be announced and its formal launching ceremony is on Monday at Jantar Mantar," he added.

Below is the transcript of the brief interview.

CNN-IBN: Tomorrow you are going to adopt the constitution of your party. So what is expected on Saturday?

Arvind Kejriwal: On Saturday, about 300 people from different parts of the country will get together. They would be the first members of the party and they would adopt the constitution and decide on the name of the party and decide the first national executive which would consist of roughly 30 people.

CNN-IBN: Will the name of party be announced on Saturday?

Arvind Kejriwal: Yes. The name will be announced and the formal launching ceremony is on Monday at Jantar Mantar, and through your channel I would like to invite everyone as it is people's party, it is aam aadmi's party.

CNN-IBN: How will this party be different from others in terms of its structure? Will it have a high command, party president, general secretary?

Arvind Kejriwal: We will tell you tomorrow. There is no high command. That's for sure. It will have a very democratic structure but we will tell you tomorrow.

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